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Economic Pulse

Economic Pulse

March 2019

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse came in at 89.4 in March 2019. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was down 1.4 on last month and 7.7 on a year ago.

With a raft of votes – on Prime Minister May’s deal, exiting without an agreement and extending Article 50 – taking place in the UK Parliament, London and Brussels in 11th hour talks and the Irish Government ramping up its no deal preparations, Brexit has continued to make waves and temper the mood. Sentiment was down in all business sectors this month, while households remained jittery about the outlook for the economy.

Economic Pulse

March 2019

Key Points

  • Economic Pulse down in March
  • Consumer confidence up a notch
  • Business sentiment softer

Economic Pulse

March 2019

Economic Pulse

March 2019

89.4

-1.4 on previous index reading

Economic Pulse

March 2019

“The Economic Pulse remains at a low ebb, with Brexit uncertainty tempering the mood again this month.”

 

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Economic Pulse

March 2019

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Economic Pulse

March 2019

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